Rehabilitating the Past -Knights of the White Wolf Revisited


I finally found my bag of old Empire Plastic horses, and can complete my White Wolf regiment.  (It's only taken 20 years...)  I have mentioned before that biggest challenge in this project is actually matching the paints.  I was a big fan of the old Polly S fantasy line back in the early 90s and it is now long out of production.  Today I use a smaller pallette, and several of the colors have long since dried out.  (My Bugbear Fur and Mud are still barely holding on.)  The hardest has been matching my old fleshtone.  Today I tend to start with Vallajo Sunny Flesh, and then use a darker or lighter shade depending on the scale.  Here I think I used "Human Flesh" (That's not a controversial way to name it...) with highlights of light yellow, white  and Dwarf Flesh.  I also use less depth of shading now, as I am more interesting in completing units than individual characters.  I think the three look alright as a group and blend "OK" with the group.




Boris Todbringer attended by the Grand master and Retinue



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  1. "It's only taken 20 years..."
    You can't rush these things mate!

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    1. I know, I figure I can get the Knights Panther done NLT 2032

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  2. Nice work! I still have a box of the Poly Scale paint jars. A quick check shows most are still usable including some of the Fantasy colors but I did throw out a few this evening. Bugbear Fur and Canine Yellow are two that did not survive the twenty year hiatus.

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    1. I managed to bring BRASS back from the brink this week. Bugbear Fur is the primary pigment I used for most of the Leather Hats for this army. I have 1/4 of a viable bottle left, that allowed me to do the Pikemen at least...

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  3. I'd rate these guys as "Fearsome!"

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    1. Thanks, they are some great looking castings

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